Post by Peter Withey
I'm not sure it is really a spoiler as it's already been discussed
The episode opened with Clarrie and Emma measuring up for new curtains
for when Clarrie, Eddie and Joe move into 1, The Green.
It would be nice to know the reasoning behind the move. Has Oliver
even been consulted? Have they told him they will no longer be able to
afford they rent and need to downsize - even more so when Joe's death
is revealed. After the comments we know Oliver has made previously
about Grundys and GF it's hard to believe he wouldn't be sympathetic
to their plight and help them.
Downsizing and a saving in rent (at least I hope so, but with William
anything is possible) seems favourite BUT it would have been nice if
we had heard them discussing with Oliver before arriving at the
decision and not as delivered as it appears, a fait accompli.
Yes it would have been sensible to have done this but it seems entirely
in keeping for the Grundies to have behaved the way they have. It's
very much like them not to have faced up to the problem or to have had a
sensible discussion about their options, either between themselves or
with Oliver. It was also entirely predictable that, when Will was told
that they were worried, he took the very high handed option of
immediately giving his tenants notice and telling his parents that they
would be moving to No 1. The Green. He didn't ask them, he told them;
he did also mention that he would need to charge some rent but suggested
it should be affordable.
I also agree that they should now tell Oliver of their plans but, again,
it's very much in character for them not to have bothered.
Best wishes, Serena
The 'good life' begins when you stop wanting a better one (Nkosiphambili